September 27, 2013
|Saturday, September 29 is Museum Day Live! |
A National Celebration of Museums Nationwide
In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event
|Artwork Starfish Shuffle|
The Latest Addition to Port Everglades' Public Art Collection
|Artist Xavier Cortada, Starfish Shuffle |
Passengers arriving at Port Everglades Terminal 2 will now find it easier to make their way through the cavernous terminal by following the path shown by colorful ceramic starfish, shuffling on their journey from the sand towards the sea. Starfish Shuffle is a series of eight unique ceramic murals mounted on the walls in the security screening area. This monumental series is the creation of artist Xavier Cortada.
Entering through the front doors, passengers are greeted by a giant red starfish poised on the sand. Weaving their way through the security screening lines, passengers will encounter a group of three murals depicting brilliant red starfish floating on the white foam of roaring waves crashing on a shoreline. Once past security, two more murals depict starfish crawling through turtle grass in shallow waters, and passengers are then led onward towards the ticketing area where other starfish rest comfortably atop sandbars in the blue Caribbean Sea.
Each 4'x 8' ceramic mural is comprised of 288 uniquely painted tiles; each deeply textured, carved, and then hand-painted with multiple layers of glazes to achieve a brilliant and fluid effect that is suggestive of the warm tropical waters that cruise passengers eagerly anticipate on their voyage.
Xavier Cortada created art installations at the North Pole and South Pole to address environmental concerns at every point in between. He's been commissioned to create art for the White House, the World Bank, Miami City Hall, Miami-Dade County Hall, Florida Botanical Gardens, the Miami Art Museum, Museum of Florida History, Miami Science Museum and the Frost Art Museum. Visit his website for more information on his work.
|Broward Cultural Division Partners in |
Caribe Arts Fest Program
Broward Cultural Division is partnering with the American Art Initiative (AAI) and Caribe Arts Fest, to offer two artist seminars as part of the festival's schedule this year. In its second year, Caribe Arts Fest is a multi-genre festival celebrating the arts of the Caribbean and the Americas. The festival will be held in downtown Fort Lauderdale, October 17 – 20.
Showcasing multimedia creations, and representing and encompassing the culture, essence and creativity of the Caribbean and the Americas, the festival aims to celebrate artistic diversity within the Broward community. This international festival will introduce artists to mainstream markets that support and provide avenues to develop their work.
The two artist seminars, offered by the Broward Cultural Division, will be held at the Museum of Art /Fort Lauderdale at One E. Las Olas Blvd., from 1 - 5 p.m. on each day.
Thursday, October 17 -Marketing 101: Creating a Marketing Plan that Works for You
Facilitator Nancy Hytone Leb will lead participants in a half-day seminar for individual artists that emphasizes marketing as the key to developing any business; and understanding that artistic businesses are no exception! Understanding where to start; the basic fundamentals and how to create a marketing plan, are all first steps in this critical process towards success. The workshop will also cover the planning process in detail and equipped participants with tools and resources needed to create a marketing plan that fits their specified needs as an artist entrepreneur. RSVP
Friday, October 18, Business Formation for Artists: How to Start an Arts Nonprofit Business, and Creating Your For-Profit Artist Business
Presented by artist and attorney Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento, this half-day seminar for arts professionals will
cover the legal and business issues that affect individual artists. Within arts and cultural organizations, visual artists, performance artists, writers, fashion designers, filmmakers, musicians, web designers, and anyone working in interactive media are encouraged to attend. Cultural organizations, recently admitted attorneys, and other professionals who represent artists could also benefit from this program. RSVP
Registration fee is $10 per workshop. For further information, please contact James Shermer at
954-357-7502. For more information on Caribe Arts Fest, contact David Muir; tel: 754-273-7166; or visit caribeartsfest.com.
|A Must-Attend Event for |
Creative College-Bound Students
Broward Cultural Division encourages all college-bound high school students interested in pursuing undergraduate and graduate studies in the areas of music, dance, theater, visual arts, graphic design and other related disciplines, to attend the National Association for College Admission Counseling’s (NACAC) Fort Lauderdale Performing and Visual Arts College Fair.
This must-attend event for all college bound 'artists' is to be held on Monday, September 30 at the Greater Fort Lauderdale/Broward County Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Admission is FREE and open to the public.
This year's panel discussion will focus on opportunities for arts-based careers; and the panel of speakers will be:
Visual Arts | Practicing Artist and Museum Educator
Museum of Art | Fort Lauderdale Nova Southeastern University
Music and Vocal Arts | Practicing Artist, Lecturer,
University of Miami Frost School of Music, Assistant Professor, Florida Memorial University
Director, Miami Jazz Co-op,Movement Arts
Practicing Artist, Educator and President of Pablo Malco Fundation
Theatre Arts | Practicing Artist,
Global Consultant and Educator for the School Board of Broward County, FL
At NACAC’s Performing and Visual Arts College Fairs, students, parents and art institutions take center stage. These fairs allow college-bound students interested in the arts to meet one-on-one with admission representatives from colleges, universities, conservatories, studios, festivals, and other educational institutions with specialized programs in the visual and performing arts.
Students can register prior to attending these events. By registering, students can print a barcode confirmation to be used on-site at the fair as an electronic ID. Register online or via smartphone at gotomypvafair.com.
For more information, including a full schedule of schools represented at each fair, fields of study for each school in attendance, and pre-fair informational sessions, visit: nacacnet.org/pva.
|Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Airport Gets a New Runway, |
Artist Dawn Roe Documents the Development of the Event
|Aerial Rendition of South Runway|
"This recent visit was a hot one. Sweltering temperatures on those rocks with a sticky breeze whipping around, swirling stuff up and flapping the measure flags. Something struck me this time in terms of how it felt to wander around the periphery of the ridge, looking down the slope of the incline from the highest point on the site (the sloped, fabricated half-mound that will be the top of the runway, with the highway below that bifurcates the space). Well, it wasn’t so much looking down, but stopping and turning around. You’re immediately transported to an arid, almost otherworldly landscape that seemingly extends as far as the eye can see. White sand/rock/stone covers the ground with nothing but a series of cans, poles and flags coming between it and the blue of the sky. It’s a strange feeling to be on top of such a flat expanse, feeling simultaneously grounded and suspended."
So begins artist Dawn Roe's second blog for the public artwork commissioned through Broward Cultural Division's Public Art & Design Program.As Artist-in-Residence at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport, Roe will memorialize the development and construction of the south runway and Terminal 4 expansion, and the transformation of the airport and surrounding areas through photography, writing/blogging and video. The south runway is expected to be completed by September 2014.
Follow Dawn Roe’s Blog.
Throughout the residency, Roe will conduct outreach activities to interact with the public at the airport and openly communicate the development of the art commission project through various activities that will be developed as the runway and terminal expansion unfolds. Her blog is an artistic collection of images and literary perspectives about a project that will impact the future of Broward County as a destination location and airport, for travelers around the globe and at home in the U.S.
Dawn Roe is an artist and educator. She teaches at Rollins College in Winter Park, Fla. and lives part-time in Asheville, N.C. Her work combines still photography and digital video in an effort to activate and make visible perceptual inconsistencies between experienced and recorded time.
Sign up for the blog, to stay in touch with this groundbreaking Fort Lauderdale event, and stay tuned for future E-Newsletters and Press Releases on this Cultural Division Public Art & Design art commission.
For more information, contact Christina Roldan, Public Art & Design project manager at 954-357-8542
|Community Foundation of Broward Donates $100,000 |
2:1 Matching Grant to power2give.org/broward
In an effort to attract and encourage new donors, Business for the Arts of Broward will facilitate a $100,000 matching grant from the Community Foundation of Broward to support artistic projects by non-profit organizations in Broward County.
Non-profit organizations are encouraged to post arts and cultural specific projects to power2give.org/broward. Between October 15 through December 15, any donations made by new donors will be matched 2:1 up to $10,000 by the Community Foundation of Broward.
Business for the Arts of Broward, in partnership with the Community Foundation of Broward, will host two free educational workshops for interested organizations that will be led by Laura Belcher, national director-power2give.org, on Tuesday, October 1 from 8:30 to 10 a.m. and Thursday, October 3 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at 910 E. Las Olas Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale. Belcher will provide an overview of the crowd-source funding platform which offers a unique way for individuals and corporations to make donations and fund specific artistic projects.
Visitors to the site can select a project that interests them and make a donation of as little as $5. With tools and resources for both donors and cultural organizations, power2give.org/broward makes posting, donating and promoting projects convenient and engaging.
For more information or to register for a workshop, contact Lois Marino, program coordinator, Business for the Arts of Broward at 954-940-6373.
The power2give.org/broward platform has been supported with a $75,000 matching grant from the Knight Foundation and an additional $25,000 platform support from the Broward Cultural Division. Visit www.BFABroward.org or www.power2give.org/broward for more information.